Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Max Scherzer is not on track to be the team's opening day starter, and will most likely open the
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JUPITER, Fla. — Max Scherzer threw lacrosse balls and tennis balls this winter so he could pitch a game by March, not May. He used a three-fingered grip for catch and long toss so his injured ring finger could recover, but his arm strength would not suffer. He threw in a minor league game last […]
Max Scherzer threw 73 pitches in 4 23 innings pitched against the St. Louis Cardinals in his first Grapefruit League start this Spring. Max Scherzer gave up five hits and two earned runs in 4 23 innings pitched in his Grapefruit League debut, but more important than the results was the fact that Washingtons 32-year-old right-hander made it through the outing without any difficulty.
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The Washington Nationals and their fans can rest easy. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer — who was dealing with a knuckle injury — threw in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday and had no negative effects. Scherzer went 4.2 innings, surrendered five hits, walked one, allowed two earned runs and struck out four.But as is so often the case with pitchers in spring...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luke Gregerson's final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd
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LOS ANGELES — Luke Gregerson’s final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd roared through the evening mist. A daylong downpour couldn’t dampen this resilient United States club or its fans, who will finally get to root for the home team in a World Baseball Classic championship game. Brandon...
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Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo spent most of the first month of camp wandering the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in a USA Baseball hat, a departure from his usual “Harpers Heroes” model, or the less noticeable Nike type. Rizzo, never one to hide his feelings, has been far less vocal about whether the […]
The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes wrote a nice piece yesterday about the difficult bullpen choice the Nationals will have to make as Spring Training winds down. She notes that the team already has five spots locked down for guys on MLB contracts (Joe Blanton, Oliver Perez, Shawn Kelley) or established contributors (Blake Treinen, Sammy Solis). That means if the Nats want a...
Ryan Zimmerman was one of the worst everyday players in baseball in 2016. As a proud owner of a vintage Zimmerman “Natinals”-era shirsey, it pains me to admit that. But it was true. Yet 2016 is over and the 2017 season is right around the corner. Is there any hope that Zimmerman can turn things around? After starting slowly, Zimmerman has been on something of a Spring Training...
Trea Turner might have been the most exciting story coming out of the 2016 season. Sure, Max Scherzer won a Cy Young award, but he’s expected to be one of the best pitchers in baseball year in and year out. The Nationals did make the playoffs, but by coming up short in the NLDS yet again, it’s not something many fans are celebrating. Turner, though, made a huge impact on the...
World Series requirements for the Washington Nationals, Part III: Daniel Murphy As I stated in a previous article: “Daniel Murphy was spectacular in his first season as a Nat. He hit 47 doubles, 25 home runs, had a .347 BA, a .390 OBP, and an NL-leading slugging percentage of .595. He finished second in the NL MVP voting. Since going off in the 2015 post-season with the New York...
One of the things that sets MASNsports.com apart from its competition is the myriad of voices on the site. It's one thing to have world-class daily Nationals coverage provided by Mark Zuckerman, Byron Kerr and the rest of the site's staff; but it's another to offer a platform for some ... Read More
NATIONALS 10, MARLINS (ss) 4 Working on ways to prevent tipping his pitches, Stephen Strasburg worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out three. Ryan Zimmerman hit his first spring home run in the sixth. Miami starter Adam Conley went 2 2/3 innings was touched for seven runs on five hits and three walks. MARLINS (ss) 7, METS 5 Marlins starter...
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JUPITER, Fla. — When Team USA beat the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic late on Saturday night, it prolonged the absence of key Washington Nationals Tanner Roark and Daniel Murphy — and prolonged some stress for Dusty Baker, who is ready to get both of them on their normal spring schedule. Baker did […]
The second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will wrap up today, meaning there will be only 16 teams remaining with national championship hopes. Here's hoping your bracket's not busted. With the Sweet 16 starting on Thursday, MASN is bringing you a couple of sweet Nationals games from 2016 ... Read More
The No. 1 rated Nationals prospect is 19-year-old outfielder Victor Robles, who made a nice step up last season, advancing to high Single-A Potomac. Robles is a part of another talented corps of outfielders on the early camp roster with the club in West Palm Beach. Nationals director of player ... Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have unconditionally released catcher Derek Norris, who at one point appeared to be penciled in as Washington's starting catcher but became expendable after the club signed free agent Matt Wieters. The Nationals announced the move Wednesday via Twitter. Norris, originally a first-round draft pick by Washington in 2007, was reacquired by the team...
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The possibility of Bryce Harper joining the New York Yankees has long titillated a lot of baseball fans, or at least piqued the interest of many. The Washington Nationals slugger, for what it's worth, has never shied away from the fact he grew up a Yankees fan.And while it seems trivial, almost absurd, recent developments in the Yankees organization beg one curious question: Would...
Spring training has already been underway for a couple of weeks, which means soon enough we will be in prime “bat flipping hot take” season. You won’t hear any such talk from New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard however. He also told the New York Post that he’d even respect someone who flipped a bat in his face if such an act were to occur.“Just sheer enjoyment and excitement...
Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Washington Nationals farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Stephen Strasburg struggled with injuries and inconsistency down the stretch in 2016, and now he’s making some changes to his delivery.Strasburg said Friday that he is planning to experiment in pitching without a windup, as he did in his first spring appearance against St. Louis.“I’m not trying to reinvent myself, but just trying to simplify things as much as I can and be able...
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